March 2, 2019 – For the third year running, the Faculty of Engineering (FE) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) and Techno Future Lebanon have organized "6th VEX Robotics Competition in Lebanon."
Each year, students, guided by teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete in a variety of matches. In so doing, they not only gain valuable engineering and life skills – teamwork, perseverance, project management, and critical thinking to name but a few – they also foster a love for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields: with 95% of VEX participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
Competitors were separated into three divisions, each with increasing complexity to match the appropriate age group: VEXIQ for elementary/middle schools, VRC for High Schools, and VEXU for Universities.
This year’s turnout saw 40 teams from 34 different centers, schools, and universities across Lebanon, totaling around 380 students. With so many participants, the competition was naturally fierce, as winners from each division eligible to represent Lebanon, at the international VEX championship, in the United States later this year.
This year’s winners in each category were:
APLUS Roboteam who won the VEXIQ excellence Award
Error 404 – Creoscendo Center who won the VRC Excellence Award
Webot (Lebanese University - Tripoli) who won the VEXU Excellence Award
Congratulations to all three winners, and best of luck in the international championships.